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26. Homeschooling with undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD

I apologize for this long post which is not as orderly as I prefer. It was originally a Facebook conversation which I have cobbled together here since this is information I frequently get asked about.  Our Dyslexia story: We have... Continue Reading →


25. Perspective art project

“Keep your eyes on the crucifix, for Jesus without the cross is a man without a mission, and the cross without Jesus is a burden without a reliever.” --Fulton Sheen Think for a moment about Christ on the cross. Usually,... Continue Reading →

24. Making Lent more penitential

Our family is blessed in that we are not spiritual novices. This makes Lent a bit of a challenge since giving up chocolate isn't really going to help any of us develop spiritually. I've always wanted to celebrate the Great... Continue Reading →

23. Teacher workday

February is always that month of the year where homeschool moms start dreaming the yellow school bus dream. If only our kids got on the magical yellow bus each morning, we would suddenly be transported to a wonderful land of... Continue Reading →

22. Plan, Do, Reflect

What I want to talk about is taking a teacher workday, but before we can discuss this important and practical tool for successful homeschooling, we need to discuss the principles that support it. Developing and articulating our principles in a... Continue Reading →

18a. Mass Holy Card for kids

When Alison and I gave this talk we handed out a holy card printed on 1/2 of an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper in landscape if you want to make one yourself. The holy card image above with a quote... Continue Reading →

18. How to take your kids to Mass without losing your soul

When you approach the tabernacle, remember that He has been waiting for you for twenty centuries. -- St. Josemaria Escriva This is a distillation of unsolicited advice that my friend Alison and I offered to a group of moms before... Continue Reading →

12. “Mom, I threw up in the toilet.”

Of course those words preceded the child vomiting across the living room and down the hall. My cry of anger and frustration came out in the noisy rise and fall of my "AwwwwwWWWW!!!!" and my husband also immediately made a... Continue Reading →

11. Daily Rhythm– 4 Principles

A struggle every person seems to have is that there are not enough hours in a day. Now, I almost failed economics in college, but I remember that time is the most precious resource because we cannot make more of it. "We... Continue Reading →

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